Young entrepreneur opens another city Internet service
Guyana Chronicle
December 19, 2001

ANOTHER Internet service started business in Georgetown on Monday at Croal and Camp Streets.

Quik Access Internet Cafe and Document Centre is providing personal computers for telephone access to any part of the world, surfing the Internet and e-mail purposes.

Surfing will cost $300 per hour and phone calls to the United States (U.S.) $500 for every 15 minutes.

Ten personal computers are available for use by customers simultaneously while the documentation section can type, prepare and laminate documents.

Later, when the equipment is installed, photocopying will also be undertaken there.

Proprietrix and Managing Director, Ms Odessa Ford declared that the launching is “a dream come true”.

The 21-year-old woman said the establishment is something she wanted to achieve for a long time and it has finally been realised through persistence and determination.

She said the sum of $3M was invested and Citizens Bank loaned some of the money.

Ford said, within the next two years, she plans to expand by establishing an information technology (IT) school.

Quik Access now has a staff of six, all trained in the IT field and they are well paid on the basis of a survey she carried out at similar enterprises.

The young entrepreneur said she hopes to inspire and encourage her peers to get involved in such ventures.

Ford attended Central High School and also studied at Critchlow Labour College and Institute of Computer Learning, securing the Diploma in Computer Operations and Word Processing from the last.

Her late father was a businessman and the location of her service is in the bottom flat of the building where he, too, conducted his business.